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Old 02-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
 
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My contractor was great but since passed on


I was in the middle of a basement remodel an sadly my contractor passed an needless to say i was very up front with my payments. Iam flat broke with three kids an i need help question #1 he used 12-2 for all receps. however in the materails i only found 15 amp receps. an 1 box of tamper resistant for the bedroom can i use 15 amp with 12-2 wire or should they be 20 amp? #2 in the panel all 15 amp breakers are on the left an 20 on right can i put 2 15 amp on the right i have room an would be so much easier THANK YOU IN ADVANCE HOPE MY BROTHER STAYS ALIVE LOL HES DONE THIS BEFORE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE CODES#3 THE SWITCH AT THE TOP OF STAIRS IS A 3 WAY AND AT THE BOTTOM IS A 3 WAY AN A 4 WAY AT MY OTHER DOOR WHEN THE SWITCH AT THE TOP IS IN BOTTOM POSITION THE OTHER SWITCHS DONT WORK IF I PUT IN UP POSITION THE TWO AT BOTTOM WORK AN TOP DOES NOT CAN ANY ONE PLEASE HELP MY BROTHER HES GOING NUTS

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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15a are OK & rated for 20a pass-thru power

15a/20a breakers can go anywhere in the panel



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Old 02-18-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Dave gave you the info about the receptacles and breakers.

Somewhere in the switch wiring someone has a traveller transposed on one of the switches. If you tell the colors and number of wires in the switch boxes and attached to the switches someone should be able to help figure them out.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
 
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Iam sorry i dont have any picture but i can try to explain


up stairs i have 2 sets of wires 1 set goes to the light an the other to the 4 way at bottom i have 2 sets 1 to power an the other to the 4 way all commons are wire nutted an all grounds also could it be a bad switch at the top thank you again
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Can you take pictures of your connections on the switches and post them?
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